After a long lay-off the simmering battle between Winstanley and Iddon is
set to continue at the fifth round of the Vivaldi British Supermoto
Championship on the 6th November at the Rowrah circuit in Cumbria.
Looking back, it was June of last year that the British series last made a
visit to the circuit located on the Western edge of the Lakes District
National Park. It was Christian Iddon in the SM1 (Open) class who dealt best
with the conditions that included intermittent rain and interrupted racing
with two wins. In the SM2 (450cc) class KTM mounted Winstanley had a good
day to extend his lead with a double win.
Little has changed this year with the SM1 rivalry between Christian Iddon
and Matt Winstanley proving to be one of the highlights of the 2005 Vivaldi
British Supermoto Championship. Following some heated moments at Rockingham
the two were at it again in round four with the second SMI race at
Sunderland producing an absolute thriller. The pair clashed on several
occasions with Iddon gaining the "upper hand" on the day despite broken
bones in his wrist and hand sustained in an earlier fall.
It didn't go all their way though, with Warren stealing Winstanley's thunder
in the opening SM2 race picking up his first win of the season following on
from a pole in SM1. Belgian ace Fred Fiorentino kept them honest virtually
claiming the third podium step as his own with up and comers James Addy and
Matt Gordon forcing their way into the top five for the first time in the
Another to look out for at Rowrah is local lad Chris Hodgson from nearby
Maryport in Cumbria. Riding a KTM in the SM2 class he has put in some good
results this year and is on the verge of breaking into the top 10 on a
As with other British Championship rounds Saturday 5th is a practice day
with the main event commencing on Sunday 6th November from 9.30am. The
Rowrah circuit is situated near the coastal town of Whitehaven in Cumbria.
Further information on the event is available through the British Supermoto
Championship website, www.britishsupermoto.com.